§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the names of all local authorities in England and Wales requiring all contractors and subcontractors who wish to be placed on the council's tendering lists to be required to certify that all their employees are in membership of their appropriate trade unions.
§ Mr. King
Only one local authority, the borough of Darlington, is known to have asked contractors and subcontractors to certify that all their employees are in membership of their appropriate trade unions, as a condition for inclusion in the council's tendering lists. The Government stongly deplore such discrimination, and the matter is being actively investigated.